Waitr launches Share Thanksgiving campaign to feed the less fortunate

Waitr launches Share Thanksgiving campaign to feed the less fortunate
(Source: Thomas, Rachael)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Waitr, which started in Baton Rouge, is helping families this Thanksgiving with their Share Thanksgiving food drive.

Beginning Monday, October 15, anyone who uses the Waitr app can make a donation that will go towards buying meals for families in need. Users can donate after they order, anywhere from $2 to $10. Donations can also be made online here. Waitr and its participating partners will match a portion of donations.

Using the money donated, Waitr will deliver free hot meals prepared by local restaurants to families in need in Baton Rouge during the week of Thanksgiving.

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“We fed more than a thousand families last year during our first Share Thanksgiving program. This year, it’s our goal to double that number. If anyone knows a family in need who would appreciate a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, we invite you to visit waitrapp.com and let us know. Help us make this Thanksgiving a memorable one for someone in your area,” said Chris Meaux, CEO and founder of Waitr.

The five-week donation drive will continue through November 15. Meals will be delivered during the week of Thanksgiving.

“Waitr has been extremely well-received in the communities we serve. It means the world to us that we’re able to give back and deliver hot Thanksgiving meals to those who can use a little help during the holiday,” said Meaux.

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